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resorts. he said if obama wins, they could all lose their jobs, quote, if any new taxes are levied on me or my company, as our current president plans, i will have no choice but to downside. you can find me in the caribbean sitting on a beach with no employees to worry about. what makes this e-mail so provocative is its author, david siegel. he's the man best known for building the largest home in america. he and his wife jackie built a 90,000-square palace just outside of orlando. he said it's about his workers. they would be the big losers if obama gets another four years. he told me he wasn't threatening his workers or even telling them how to vote, just to educate them before they pull that lever in 27 days. bill. >> robert, thank you. >> don't move, robert. we're going to bring in the ceo who actually wrote the letter. westgate resorts david siegel joins us now on the phone. also joining us is carly fior a fiorina, who sat at the top of hewlett-packard. we're going to get her reaction in a minute. first to you, mr. siegel. what has been the reaction inside your company from your em
tax dollar may be going to neighbors and banks for home sales? why someone here says it's time to get the government out of the housing market. that's all ahead on the "closing bell." if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> all right. we got more situations developing. yum brands out with earnings. to jane wells. she's got the latest on yum brands. over to you. >> yeah, maria. you had it right going into the break. they did beat the street on the bottom line, coming in at 99 cents, excludeing special items. that's up 19% from a year ago. the top line came in a little light. the street was looking for $3.65 billion. the real story is what's happening in china. they reported an operating loss in china last quarter. this time, as promised, they have returned to double-digit prof
that can bring these sides together in a compromise. the second point about fairness and tax, i think it was mr. bowles who said -- no, it was lloyd. he said, i'd pay more taxes, but they'd have to show they'd treat my extra money in a responsible fashion. amen to that. >> what do you think about the idea that if president obama got elected it would be easier to get a deal done because he would no longer worship the god of re-election? >> i think one thing that's missed by everybody is no matter who's elected, the math is the same. i think it's starting to don on romney there's no free lunch tax cuts. for obama, there's no free lunch from raising taxes either. they're both going to face, i think, very similar realities. as i like to say, the math is inexrabble. >> it isn't the same. the math isn't the same. i believe that if you do the right thing, you broaden the tax base, you take away the loopholes, i think that there is a nonstatic aspect. there's economic growth that can make up a difference, which is at the epicenter of that 5 trillion number. >> not just that, they both have ve
70% of the price of a gallon of gas. there are other things, marketing, taxes, things like that. we don't know the cause but we know one thing, the oil companies fully integrated make more money when the price of gasoline is higher. so, it's certainly more than coincidental that the price of gasoline stays higher longer than the price of oil. there's no evidence to show that there's something -- that there's a legitimate effort by oil companies to keep gasoline prices higher. it is certainly suspicious and certainly profitable for the oil companies. >> sterling, what's going to get gas prices down? that's all people care about. they keep hearing oil prices are going down, yet they drive to the pump and pay $4.50 or $5 a gallon? >> well, you can work three end of it. you can work it, supply. you can work on demand. and we're doing both of those. and you can work it volatility, which is a huge, huge factor. as i said, gas -- most of the retailers in my area are independent retailers. they don't lock in long-term or can't lock in long-term oil/gasoline contracts. >> but how much -- >>
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